New Look 6910 is a pattern for a princess seam sheath dress or one that has a full skirt with pleats. I made view D, but I left off the bow detail on the front. It also includes a pattern for a cropped, 3/4 sleeve, gathered neck, jacket with a wide collar.
I cut the size 10 based on the bust and waist measurements. My alterations included taking 1/2" out of the front bodice piece, taking a tuck out of the armscyes so they wouldn't gape in the back, bringing in the back neckline about 1.5 inches, and reducing the overall width of the bodice by approximately 2 inches, which I took out of the center back seam. That meant I had to reset the pleats on the back of the skirt a couple of times to get them where I liked them. I didn't notice when I made my muslin that I had the diagonal drag lines in the back along the sides, so I'm not sure if my lining is pulling here or if I need to make some kind of other alteration to get rid of those. Overall I'm happy with the fit, particularly on the front bodice, which was my original goal. In the future however, I will lengthen the front about an inch. The dress is slightly raised in the front compared to the back.
Here are some detail shots:
What a comfortable summery dress. Even though the print and color is quite different from what I normally gravitate toward, I will certainly enjoy wearing this dress. And how about those shoes? Love them!
On a final note, I just wanted to show you these gorgeous cards I won from a Smoking Needle's give-away. Thank you so much KMQ! I absolutely love them!